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president wayne lapierre after the shooting at the columbine high school in 1999 saying he supported closing a loophole on background checks. the ad was paid for by mayors against illegal guns which is cochaired by new york mayor bloomberg. >> a forum at the university of maryland's baltimore campus over how to curb b gun violence. state attorney general douglas gam ler is hosting the meeting. montgomery county police chief jay thomas major are speaking. today virginia lawmakers take up the gun show loophole. the justice committee will discuss whether to enforce background checks. currently only licensed dealers are required to obtain checks at gun shows. the general assembly rejected numerous proposals. private sellers as recently as last month. >> a hostage situation in alabama drags into its 7th day today. police are releasing more information about the gunman. jimmy lee dykes is accused of killing a bus driver and taking a 5-year-old boy hostage. dykes is a decorated vietnam era veteran. neighbors say he used to walk the property at night with a flashlight and a gun. they say he threaten
supporting the background check bill, showing testimony of wayne lapierre supporting a background check. here is a little bit of that ad. >> the nra once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> all right. i'll admit i need quick answers here. can a southern republican vote for the background check bill and get re-elected? >> a licensed dealer at a gun show already does a background check. that's already going on. what we're talking about is antique and special collectors and private sales. i think that's very difficult to legislate properly without killing gun show. >> there is a rural split almost more than anything else. urban politics are more supportive of this idea. >> yes. but i think both the southern republican and the urban republican should all be voting for universal background checks. look, connecticut was a game changer. we need to understand that. the gun issue is here. it's not going away. every other day, we are hearing about a tragedy
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